New benches give staff a break outdoors

Staff based at Cardiff Royal Infirmary can now take their breaks outside in the fresh air and sunshine thanks to a Staff Lottery Bid approval for new picnic benches just in time for spring.

The breakout area with picnic benches is located in the courtyard area, outside podiatry/pharmacy on Newport Road has been kindly provided by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Staff Lottery Fund to celebrate the NHS at 70 and to remember the staff that have given so much to the hospital.

Eleri Crudgington, Assistant Locality Manager at Cardiff Royal Infirmary who applied for the Staff Lottery Bid said: “I’d like to thank Cardiff & Vale Health Charity for providing us with funds to buy the new picnic benches.

“The benches are a great addition to the hospital and provides staff the space to take a break outside during their lunchtimes. I hope that staff will take the opportunity to use them and take a break from their duties to recharge and help to improve their health and wellbeing.”

If you would like to apply for funding for equipment or a project in your clinical area from our Staff Lottery Bids Panel, please email

If you are applying for funds which are less than £250, then you would be eligible for our fast track scheme.